Papuan Needletail

Endemic to New Guinea where it is widespread in the lowlands and hills up to 550 m. It has been recorded from Boigu Island, Queensland, Australian territory in north-western Torres Strait.

The Papuan Needletail is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Papuan Needletail (Mearnsia novaeguineae) (Albertis & Salvadori, 1879) summary taxon grid map Wikipedia NatureServe Google: Web|Scholar ITIS Birdlife Google|Flickr Xeno-Canto - Order: Apodiformes Family: Apodidae English: Papuan Needletail Scientific: Mearnsia novaeguineae Protonym: Chaetura novaeguineae Avibase ID: BC8996E20DC6AA2A Taxomic Serial Number: TSN: 554976 More

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Order : Apodiformes
Family : Apodidae
Genus : Mearnsia
Species : novaeguineae
Authority : (D'Albertis & Salvadori, 1879)